Mark your calendars for a day of delicious, energy boosting indulgence on August 31, which is National Trail Mix Day! Leading trail mix manufacturer SunRidge Farms is encouraging Americans to hit the trail, grab their bikes or plan a hike, and take along this healthful snack that provides a quick carbohydrate-fueled boost paired with sustained energy from the heart-healthy fats found in many nuts included in trail mix.

Fun Trail Mix Facts:

Trail mix has been eaten by Native Americans for thousands of years, and originally included buffalo meat.

Trail mix is featured in Jack Kerouac’s iconic 1958 novel The Dharma Bums.

Trail mix is the favorite healthy snack of celebrities such as Jessica Biel and Blake Lively.

Captain Robert Falcon Scott munched trail mix to maintain his energy while trekking through the snow in 1901 during his attempt to conquer the Antarctic.

Trail mix is known as Scroggin in Australia, Studentenfutter in Denmark and Pink Buggie in Canada. Each version contains ingredients as unique as their names suggest. ·

Tips to Help You Enjoy National Trail Mix Day:

At Work: Ditch the sweets and grab a nutritional trail mix for your afternoon snack to keep your energy sustained. Try an organic s such as Organic Cranberry Harvest Mix.

For A Natural Energy Boost: Hit the trail for a lunchtime walk or jog, armed with your favorite energizing mix, such as SunRidge Farms’ Hit the Trail Mix.

With Your Kids: Fuel your kids with a fun and natural trail mix such as Berries and Chocolate Antioxidant Mix, rather than candy or chips.

*Image and tips provided by SunRidge Farms, which produces more than 20 varieties of trail mix available in more than 5,500 stores across the country and online at